Spain: Catalonia clash as 'illegal' independence referendum nears

The Spanish government has placed Catalan police under its command in another bid to try to block next weekend's independence referendum.

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    The Spanish government has placed Catalan police under its command in another bid to try to block next weekend's independence referendum.

    Catalan leaders are calling it an unacceptable interference by Madrid.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Barcelona.


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